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CNN
Nov 14, 2012 5:00pm PST
. asked mitt romney voters why there was such distaste with barack obama's presidency? >> i thought he sounded like a d disdictator. >> anytime anything goes wrong, he blames it on bush. now it is his fault. >> in 2009, we spent time here. and we met charlotte mccally who told us -- >> i asked god that he would help him truly connect with him so that he would know what god's heart was for the united states of america. >> and this is her today at the women's club meeting. >> reporter: you told us that you hope the lord would help barack obama. >> it doesn't appear so. >> reporter: what bothered you the most about what he did during the first term? >> not being honest with us about where he was born and just different things like that. and to me, he seems dishonest. >> reporter: he says he was born in hawaii and i'm wondering if you have heard that, why don't you believe that? >> i don't believe anything he says. >> reporter: there are people that still don't believe the president about the county of his birth and question his faith. president obama is a practicing christian but here
MSNBC
Nov 15, 2012 9:00am PST
vote. romney specifically referenced the african-american community, hispanics and young voters as beneficiaries of obama's large essaying the obama campaign was generous in what they gabe to the groups. according to abc news, romney had this to say about obama's gifts to latino community. what the president did is he gave them two things. one he gave them a big gift on immigration with the dream act and the amnesty program. romney's targeting of the gift takers, african-americans, latinos, young voter is noteworthy giving the gop's problem with african-americans, latinos and young voters. romney said this, quote, with regards to african-american voters, obama care was a huge plus. and was highly motivation toll african-american voters. you can imagine for somebody making $25,000, $30,000 a year being told you're going to get free health care particularly if you don't have it, getting free health care worth, what, $10,000 a family in perpetuity, i mean this is huge. likewise, with hispanic voters, free health care was a huge plus. another word for gifts is handouts. who likes hando
MSNBC
Nov 15, 2012 12:00pm EST
, latinos and young voters. romney said this, quote, with regards to african-american voters, obama care was a huge plus. and was highly motivation toll african-american voters. you can imagine for somebody making $25,000, $30,000 a year being told you're going to get free health care particularly if you don't have it, getting free health care worth, what, $10,000 a family in perpetuity, i mean this is huge. likewise, with hispanic voters, free health care was a huge plus. another word for gifts is handouts. who likes handouts better than african-americans and hispanics? never mind that according to the department of health and human services his span ins make up 32.5, african-americans make up 15.9% and white people 44.6% of the insured. romney campaign official confirmed authenticity of the remarks but noted governor romney was elaborated on what axlerod said about the obama campaign's effort to target key demographics, specifically women. other republicans in a bid to avoid party imlation pushed back including governor bobby jindal. >> absolutely reject that notion that description. i
ABC
Nov 14, 2012 11:00pm PST
minorities and young voters. romney discusses the african-american community and the hispanic community saying the dream act amnesty program was a big gift. he also mentioned the president's health care overhaul. >> the president's campaign focused on certain members of his base coalition and gives them extraordinary financial gifts from the government and then it works aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> the giving away free stuff is a hard thing to compete with. >> on the call romney says he talked with bill clinton. clinton told him, quote, i thought you were going to win, but the hurricane happened. >>> a south bay woman is a you live thanks to the quick thinking of her 17-year-old daughter. they are haling the girl as a hero for performing cpr. something her parents didn't realize she knew how to do. heather ishimaru has the story from mountain view. >> 53-year-old lori dolan was perfectly healthy her entire life until sunday afternoon. she was home in sunnyvale watching her beloved 49ers. husband larry went to get the burgers off the grill. when he came back she was passed o
KOFY
Nov 15, 2012 12:00am PST
, quote, gifts he gave to minorities and young voters. romney discusses the african-american community and the hispanic community saying the dream act amnesty program was a big gift. he also mentioned the president's health care overhaul. >> the president's campaign focused on certain members of his base coalition and gives them extraordinary financial gifts from the government and then it works aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> the giving away free stuff is a hard thing to compete with. >> on the call romney says he talked with bill clinton. clinton told him, quote, i thought you were going to win, but the hurricane happened. >>> a south bay woman is a you live thanks to the quick thinking of her 17-year-old daughter. they are haling the girl as a hero for performing cpr. something her parents didn't realize she knew how to do. heather ishimaru has the story from mountain view. >> 53-year-old lori dolan was perfectly healthy her entire life until sunday afternoon. she was home in sunnyvale watching her beloved 49ers. husband larry went to get the burgers off the grill. when he
CNN
Nov 15, 2012 9:00am EST
, mitt romney, voter suppression by the gop was also the turnout. hispanic and african-americans got free stuff. young voters got free stuff. >> let me argue this less passionately, will. mit the word "gift" be exercised from the republican vernacular because people don't understand what they mean by that? >> you get into an area that means much more abstract, was the word gift something people will find offensive? i don't know, carol. possibly. here is the deal. the intellectual analysis of it is not incorrect. and when bobby jindal, for example, tells you that we need to appeal to 100%, not 53%, whether that's because of tone or policy, what he is giving you is a political answer. what conservativism should stand for should be 100% applicable to the entire population, whether or not that's property rights, or first amendment. when you see policies that we just talked about, those that appeal to young voters, women or whatever demographic group, now you're talking about dividing the electorate. >> will -- >> i have to button this up now, guys. i have to button this up, guys. i know
MSNBC
Nov 15, 2012 2:30am PST
illegal immigrants. as for voters in their 20s, romney said, "with regards to the young people, for instance, a forgiveness of college loan interest was a big gift. free contraceptives, he added, were very big with young college-aged women. obama care also made a difference for them because, as you know, anybody now 26 years of age and younger was now going to be part of their parents' plan, and that was a big gift to young people." republicans including louisiana governor bobby jendal and scott walker denounced romney's remarks and keeping in the campaign spirit, obama senior adviser david axelrod tweeted the following. "still looking at america through that 47% prism, mitt tells donors the takers did him in." >>> more news now. protests over austerity measures over europe continued late into the night. millions marched peacefully. as the day wore on, tensions boiled in over spain's capital madr madrid. protesters vandalized buildings and they clashed with officers. we want to take a early look at the markets with all that as the backdrop. steve, good morning to you. >> peter, very
MSNBC
Nov 15, 2012 5:30am EST
. >> mitt romney went on to say the president wooed hispanic voters with free health care and amnesty for children of illegal immigrants. as for voters in their 20s, romney said, "with regards to the young people, for instance, a forgiveness of college loan interest was a big gift. free contraceptives, he added, were very big with young college-aged women. obama care also made a difference for them because, as you know, anybody now 26 years of age and younger was now going to be part of their parents' plan, and that was a big gift to young people." republicans including louisiana governor bobby jendal and scott walker denounced romney's remarks and keeping in the campaign spirit, obama senior adviser david axelrod tweeted the following. "still looking at america through that 47% prism, mitt tells donors the takers did him in." >>> more news now. protests over austerity measures over europe continued late into the night. millions marched peacefully. as the day wore on, tensions boiled in over spain's capital madr madrid. protesters vandalized buildings and they clashed with off
MSNBC
Nov 15, 2012 7:00am PST
talking about regarding not being agreed with by young voters, but let's be honest. was the romney campaign going after all of the people that it could have? absolutely not. so there was an outreach effort that they had never bothderred to approach. and that's something the republican party will have to do better with in the coming years. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >>> also making news, 17 european countries are now officially in a recession. the european union says the 17-country eurozone economy shrank by 0.1% in the third quarter. that's the second time in a row it shrank this year in spain demonstrators broke windows and threw bottles at police. the unemployment rate is over 25% in spain right now. >>> is it history for hostess? the demise of ding-dongs. aman amanda is here with what's moving your money. there goes the late night snacks. the hostess brand that makes the twinkies filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy back in january. now that they are going to seek to lick we did the company unless enough workers stop striking by 5:00 p.m. to resume the normal operation. if l
ABC
Nov 15, 2012 5:30am EST
quote gifts to minorities and young voters. mitt romney was making those comments while on the phone with top donors. he says that obama's campaign focused on things like free contraception and that was to woo young women. and also a amnesty of children of illegal immigrants to push hispanics to the polls as well. >>> the doping scandal surrounding lance armstrong is causing another big change. the lance armstrong foundation is formally dropping his name from its title. for nears the foundation -- years the foundation was known informally as live strong. he founded the cancer children in 1997 after he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. he stepped away from the organization last month. >>> five things to know on this thursday morning. the department of justice is expected to announce a settlement with oil giant bp over the responsibility for that massive gulf oil spill and deal with the negligence in this case. as well as payments for the spill. >>> the families of the victims in the colorado movie theater shooting are getting money today from a $5 million relief fund. $200,000 is
ABC
Nov 15, 2012 1:05am PST
she could face prosecution. >>> mitt romney is telling his top donors that president obama won re-election eight days ago in part because of, quote, gifts he gave to minorities and young voters. romney discusses the african-american community and the hispanic community saying the dream act amnesty program was a big gift. he also mentioned the president's health care overhaul. >> the president's campaign focused on certain members of his base coalition and gives them extraordinary financial gifts from the government and then it works aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> the giving away free stuff is a hard thing to compete with. >> on the call romney says he talked with bill clinton. clinton told him, quote, i thought you were going to win, but the hurricane happened. >>> a south bay woman is a you live thanks to the quick thinking of her 17-year-old daughter. they are haling the girl as a hero for performing cpr. something her parents didn't realize she knew how to do. heather ishimaru has the story from mountain view. >> 53-year-old lori dolan was perfectly healthy her entir
MSNBC
Nov 15, 2012 12:00am EST
from happening and then mitt romney would have won. she's either saying that, or that this voter i.d. law would have kept enough legal voters from voting and then romney could have won, from keeping those people from voting. it's a remarkable thing from the romney campaign chair in wisconsin. that's the bad news. obama only won wisconsin because of voter fraud, for sure of it. that's the bad news in terms of how conspiratorial and nonsensical america's conservative major political party may be staying, even in the light of this defeat. but on the other hand, there is some good news. ever heard of the blog red state? red state is a well-known, well-read conservative blog, one of the more influential ones. i try to read it pretty regularly. yesterday the editor in chief of red state wrote this. "is it time to roll up the "barack obama won. he won fair and square. we here at red state are american citizens. we have no plans to secede from the union. if you do, good luck with that, but this is not the place for you. too many people have spent the last four years obsessed with birth certi
MSNBC
Nov 15, 2012 4:00am EST
one judge be able to hold it up? >> the absence of a voter i.d. law, the romney campaign co-chair in wisconsin says is why mitt romney lost the election in that state. do you think the photo i.d. would have made any difference in the outcome? absolutely. really? of this election? yes, i think so. she's saying one of two things here. she's either saying the only reason why president obama was elected in wisconsin this year was because of voter fraud, from these people who were showing up and registering and voting, and they shouldn't have been allowed to vote, more than 200,000 of them in wisconsin, and this voter i.d. bill would have stopped that from happening and then mitt romney would have won. she's either saying that, or that this voter i.d. law would have kept enough legal voters from voting and then romney could have won, from keeping those people from voting. it's a remarkable thing from the romney campaign chair in wisconsin. that's the bad news. obama only won wisconsin because of voter fraud, for sure of it. that's the bad news in terms of how conspiratorial and nonsens
MSNBC
Nov 15, 2012 11:00am PST
white voters that mitt romney had greatly in part because the white working class people in the state saw the president having their back with the auto bailout. that was not a gift. thaep that's an industry. >> the auto bailout did help president obama in ohio. it is also worth noting that president obama's performance among white voters in midwest states like ohio, like wisconsin, like iowa is completely different than it was nationally and substantially different in states measured by the exit poll. >> quickly, i have to get your comments on what's happening between senator john mccain and a few other senators and the president. john mccain was on the "today" show this morning. he was asked, mark, about susan rice and his already -- i guess he's saying he would stand in the way of her being secretary of state. he was asked about condoleezza rice and supporting her during obvious controversial times. let's play that. >> you said opponents of condoleezza rice were expressing sour grapes after an election loss. why is this different? >> because every intelligence agency in the world, i
MSNBC
Nov 15, 2012 2:00pm EST
voters free health care was a big plus and the so-called dream act was a huge plus. does mitt romney even have a future at the table when this is never going away? >> well, we don't know if this meeting that president obama talked about will actually ever happen, but -- >> i don't mean with president obama but with his own party. >> i think in this statement and with his loss last week i think he proved he is irrelevant to the republican party. bobby jindal moved quickly to distance himself in striking language from romney, and so i do think he proved essentially that the party is moving on. they're obviously going in a different direction, reaching out to african-americans, reaching out to hispanic americans, reaching out to women. this is something they said they want to do to broaden the party it also proves that mitt romney himself never did that in a consistent way. he never tried to broaden the coalition. he never tried to pick up where bush left off in terms of expanding the base and reaching people where they live. >> maybe not with sincerity. toward the end we did see a diff
MSNBC
Nov 15, 2012 9:00am EST
tiffs were very big with young college-aged women. and as for hispanic voters, romney said free health care was a big plus. incoming chairman, louisiana governor bobby jindal, he slammed romney's comments. >> i absolutely reject that motion. that description. i think that's absolutely wrong. that is not -- i don't think that represents where we are as a party, and where we're going as a party. >> later, jindal said this to reporters. we've got to stop dividing the american voters. we need to go after 100% of the votes, not 53%. romney's supporter alfonzo algolar just on the program yesterday. saying he lost the election by making comments like that latinos. apparently governor romney doesn't understand why he lost. it was an odd thing for the way romney worded that. perhaps he didn't know people would be listening in on that. it does come across as bitter. and it's oddly laughable blaming voters for the president claiming the president delivered for them, as opposed to what mitt romney was saying. an odd decision. watch the 2016ers, by the way, like bobby jindal, watch them pile
MSNBC
Nov 15, 2012 2:00am EST
the co-chairs of mitt romney's wisconsin campaign saying he would have won that state if voter i.d. laws were intact. wow. think of what that's saying. by the way, president obama won wisconsin by 205,000 votes. are they saying 205,000 votes were stolen? what are they talking about out there? they are still pushing the issue. are they admitting what we all know republican voter i.d. laws were an effort to supress the minority vote and failed? tough luck. >>> think the republicans can solve their problems with latino voters? here's the spokesman for the american family association on why latinos vote for democrats. >> it has to do with the fact that they are socialists by nature. they come from mexico, which is a socialist country. >> yeah, people are basically intrinsically ideological. have you ever heard that before? i've never heard that. that will win a lot of hispanic votes, telling people there's something wrong with their political dna. this is "hardball," the place for politics. we use this board to compare car insurance rates side by side so you get the same coverage, ofte
MSNBC
Nov 14, 2012 11:00pm PST
, hispanics and young voters during obama's first term. obama, romney argued, had been very generous, quotes around it, to blacks, hispanics and young voters. i once heard a canadian election saying they lost election to people that wanted to stay as part of canada because of ethnic voters. that means not french, not english. this guy, paul ryan who i don't think is right for prime time yet by any means talking about the urban vote. now, they won the other side because they got the most votes. because they won fair and square, which is the first thing ryan said. why do you have to step on his own headline. they won fair and square by saying, oh, it was the black vote. basically, that's what he's saying. >> chris, let me just say, as for romney's comments, i'm still waiting for my gift. i'm waiting for my gift from obama. i haven't received my gift yet. >> where is it? >> maybe it was lost in the mail. >> you may have voted for him without getting that thing in the mail he was supposed to send everybody? >> maybe chris has it. >> i did not get my gift. let me just say the comments tha
ABC
Nov 15, 2012 4:00am EST
today. >>> it may be the final double-down of the 2012 election. mitt romney making his first comments about why he lost to president obama. >> speaking to top donors, romney echoed his controversial 47% remarks, suggesting president obama bought key voter support. here's abc's david muir. >> reporter: mitt romney leaving the hotel after the election, next to the convention center, where he hoped to deliver the one speech he had written, his victory speech. but now, since the election, abc news has learned mitt romney has been explaining his loss to his closest advisers and top donors. and it started at a breakfast the very next morning. perhaps his most eye-opening explanation yet, during a conference call with a large number of donors. romney argued president obama won in part because of gifts the obama administration has given to particular groups of this country. >> what the president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition. give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government. and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> reporter: a
MSNBC
Nov 15, 2012 5:00pm EST
young voters, wonder what mitt romney has been doing since the election? david letterman has an idea. >> today mitt romney drew a picture of the house of representatives chamber and gave a state of the union address in front of it. >> and the fourth new entitlement, obama care, we'd repeal that one. >> we have a few more of those sugar plums in the "sideshow." >>> plet me finish with a book about when we had a hero for a president. this is "hardball," the place for politics. >>> time to bust another 2012 lest myth. the idea took hold that african-americans would not be as fired up to vote as they were four years ago. but here is what the nbc news political desk found in looking at the exit polls. in the states with significant black populations the black vote increased in five states, michigan, mississippi, missouri, ohio, and new jersey. it held firm in pennsylvania, virginia, north carolina, and florida. and it decreased in two states, new york and alabama. neither case was it even close. so much for flagging enthusiasm. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] some day, you
MSNBC
Nov 15, 2012 2:00pm PST
voter i.d. cards or laws were largely to blame for mitt romney's loss of wisconsin. here is charlie webster, the republican chairman in maine, on the issue of voter fraud in his state. >> for example, in some parts of rural maine, there were dozens, dozens of black people who came in and voted election day. everybody has the right to vote, but nobody in town knows anybody who is black. how did it happen? i don't know. we're going to find out. >> anyway, two questions for mr. webster there. one, if all these african-americans were voting where they weren't registered, why didn't anyone stop them? election officials in maine say they're unaware of any cheating. two, if democrats were trying to steal a state, why would they go to one with just four electoral votes that hasn't voted republican since back in '88? anyway, webster will not be returning for another term as chairman of that party up there. >>> next, john boehner was re-elected yesterday for a second term as speaker of the house but georgia congressman louis go mert, a charter member of the birther crowd had a different candi
ABC
Nov 15, 2012 6:00am EST
than mitt romney it with key voting bloc. the survey was for 1500 registered voters, women approved of him 48% to 26%, and with men 59%-27%. and he is also very well among the voters 18-34 years old with 40% approval rating and his overall job approval rating is 53%. a sampling margin of error is 2.6 percentage points for the pole. bob mcdonnell is chairman of the republican governors association and is a very popular governor in what is now turning into a purple state. many are looking for him to be maybe possibly a future vice- presidential or presidential candidate. that is the latest at the news desk. back to you. >> just in time for the holidays, we are giving away thousands of dollars in free groceries. >> we are giving you a clue word every day. today's word is stuffing. just take the word, log onto wjla -- wjla.com/facebook and enter stuck for a chance to win a $500 -- $5,000 a for a gift card. we will give you a new word at 6:00 a.m. as well. next wednesday, november 21, one viewer winning a $5,000 grocery gift card. >> if you enter the word cranberry, yesterday's close, one o
MSNBC
Nov 15, 2012 5:00am EST
. >>> former republican presidential nominee mitt romney was on a conference call when he said that president obama defeated him by giving things to blacks, hispanics, and young voters. >> what the president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition, give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> louisiana's republican governor bobby jendal criticized romney saying we have to stop dividing the american voters. we need to go off 100% of the votes, not 53%. >>> as expected, the new leader of china was named general secretary of the communist party. the country facing a slowing economy and demands for change. >>> next to colorado where a hearing for james holmes, the man accused of killing 12 people and wounding dozens more in a movie theater has been delayed because he was hospitalized. holmes reportedly ran into a jail cell wall and then jumped off his bed. but there are no details about his condition. >>> and now here's your first look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. house
NBC
Nov 15, 2012 7:00am EST
voters, including african-americans, young voters, and hispanics. mr. romney said the president followed the old play book and with regards to the young people, for instance, a forgiveness of college loan interest was a big gift, adding free contraceptives were very big with young college-aged women. as for the hispanic voters, romney said free health care was a big plus. another former opponent of the president, john mccain along with lindsey graham made it clear they would not support susan rice to become the new secretary of state. >> we will do whatever is necessary to block the nomination. >> their chief gripe, they believe she disqualified herself several days after the benghazi attack with her explanation of what happened. >> our current assessment is what happened in benghazi was, in fact, initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo, almost a copycat of the demonstrations of our facility in cairo. >> i don't trust her. and the reason i don't trust her is because i think she knew better and if she didn't know better, she shouldn't be
NBC
Nov 15, 2012 4:30am EST
morning. former republican presidential nominee mitt romney was on a conference call with some of his top campaign donors when he said that president obama defeated him by giving things to blacks, hispanics, and young voters. >> the president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition, give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government, and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> louisiana's republican governor bobby jindal criticized romney saying we have to stop dividing the american voters, we need to go after 100% of the vote, not 53%. >>> as expected xi jing ping is the new president of china. >>> next to colorado where a hearing today for james holmes, the man accused of killing 12 people and wounding dozens more in the movie theater shooting, has been delayed because he was hospitalized. holmes reportedly ran into a jail cell wall and jumped off his bed but there were no details about his condition. >>> fiscal cliff fierce hit wall street wednesday. selling picked up during president obama's media briefing about those upcoming tax cu
NBC
Nov 15, 2012 4:00am PST
bobby jindal criticized romney, saying, "we have got to stop dividing the american voters. we need to go after 100% of the vote, not 53%." >>> well, as expected, xi jinping is the new leader of china after being named general secretary of the communist party, as the country faces a slowing economy and demand for change. >>> next to colorado, where a hearing today for james holmes, the man accused of killing 12 people and wounding dozens more in a movie theater, has been delayed because he was hospitalized. holmes reportedly ran into a jail cell wall and jumped off his bed, but there are no details about his condition. >>> well, fiscal cliff fears hit wall street wednesday. but today, bad news could come from overseas. the 17 countries that make up the eurozone are back in recession after its economy contracted for a second straight quarter. the wider eu, however, avoided the same fate, thanks mostly to last summer's olympics boost. >>> back on the street yesterday, selling picked up during president obama's media briefing about those upcoming tax cut negotiations. and today, we'll
FOX
Nov 15, 2012 7:00am PST
president obama won reelection by offering what romney called gifts to minorities and young voters. romney said the president's campaign focused on things like free contraception to get young women to vote for him, and amnesty for children of illegal immigrant to get latinos to the polls. >>> hostess says it could be farewell to twinkies. why the company says striking workers need to return to work today. >> also now that marijuana is legal in two state, what's going to happen to people who drive after smoking it? for the products they make; for them being in the right place at the right time for over 100 years making tillamook cheese from tillamook, oregon; for these farmers never wavering we stand for that. >>> hostess says all of the 17,000 workers might be out of a job strikes workers do not come back. they will file for liquidation if employees are not back to work by 2 this afternoon. they filed for bankruptcy last january, and if the court approves the liquidate request, all plants could be shut down by tuesday. hostess has 17,000 workers across the county. >>> colorado and
CNN
Nov 14, 2012 7:00pm EST
gave to minorities and young voters. first reported by the "l.a. times." romney says obama won over with two things -- and allowing those 26 and younger to remain on their parent's health insurance. he said obama's health care plan helped him with blacks and hispanics, and apologized for not winning. >>> the owner of the new england compounding center, the company whose injections have beenlinged to a meningitis out break faced questions from a congressal subcommittee today and what we heard was a lot of this. >> on advice of counsel, i respect tli decline to answer on the basis of my institutional rights and privileges. >> lawmakers questioned for fewer than ten minutes before ghaif up. kaden declined. the fda commissioner was also in the line of fire today over the agency's failure to follow up on reports, some, a decade old, that say this were problems at if facility. >>> an investigation has found that jon corzine was to blame for the collapse of mf global. lawmakers say his attempt to turn the firm into a full investment bank led to the bankruptcy over a year ago and they blame
CNN
Nov 15, 2012 7:00am EST
the american voters. >> you're a romney supporter, aren't you? >> big time. >> that's what i thought. we had a conversation about that. we don't have the full transcript of what he said but basically said there were gifts, people got freebies and that's why they voted for president obama. >> this was a pretty wild election. the president won. we want him to do well. i think people -- he won simply because his supporters believe that in another -- with four more years he's going to achieve what he said. and good on you. i wish him all the best. but put yourself in romney's shoes. i mean, this guy has been champing at the bit to be pred president for a long time and this was probably the closest he was ever going to get. so probably he's just trying to analyze it in a way that may be questionable, but he lost. >> i guess i agree with you on that. he lost. >> shocking! >> kumbaya today. i love it! ahead on "starting point" this morning. bad boy of nascar, racer kurt busch will join us. etches a new documentary called, not exactly a surprise "outlaw." here he is. we're back right after t
NBC
Nov 15, 2012 5:00am EST
rates, d.c. ranks second, california tops the list. >>> mitt romney said, quote, gifts offered to minority voters is what led to the president's reelection. he made the comments in a call to top donors. romney said he believed they rode a superb campaign and focused on big issues that affected the entire country. >>> a florida restaurant owner is taking criticism for the obama care to the next level. john metz, who owns several denny's said he will add a 5% surcharge to customers's bills in 2014. he said passing on the cost of obama care to customers is his only alternative to a potential rise in health care costs. he said he will cut the hours of many full-time employees to under 30 hours to avoid a penalty he would face for not insuring some of his workers. >>> two weeks after hurricane sandy slammed into the east coast, president obama heads into the damaged zone for a second time. today he will visit staten island to evaluate recovery efforts there. it's his first visit to sandy's impact zone in about two weeks when the president toured parts of new jersey with governor chris
KOFY
Nov 14, 2012 9:00pm PST
showered voters with gifts. david muir has that story. >> romney leaving his hotel the day after the election, next to the convention center where we was to deliver the one speech he had written, his victory speech, but mitt romney has been explaining his loss. it started at a breakfast the very next morning. now today, eye-opening explanation yet during a conference call with a even larger group of donors. he is saying that he won in part because of gifts the obama administration had given to particular groups in this country. >> what the president's campaign did was focus on certain members of base coalition given extraordinary financial gifts from the government and then work aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> among those groups the gifts went to, romney discusses the african-american community, young people and hispanic community. here offering one of gifts to them. >> what the president did he gave them two -- one big gift on immigration with the dream act and amnesty program. >> second thing to get hispanic voters? >> number two, put in place obamacare which basically is
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